Monday, May 24, 2010

How Far We've Come...

As we approach Christian's 2nd Hearing Birthday this week it's hard to not be completely in awe of just how far Christian has come in 2 short years. Over the next few days I'll be highlighting some of my favorite videos and pictures from our journey. 

This is one my favorite early videos. Taken just after Christian turned 1 year old, we were well into our candidacy process for his Cochlear Implant. At just 12 months of age, glimpses of the talkative and expressive boy that we know now are evident. I also just love this video as it shows how Christian used his signs AND words together, further showcasing how our family saw just how sign language truly helped develop Christian's spoken language. While signing is reserved for special situations and is rarely used on a day to day basis, it will always have a place in our home and our history.

1 comment:

leah said...

Two years!! Wow, those years have gone by quickly!

Happy 2nd Hearing Birthday, Christian! From first words/signs to speaking in paragraphs... he sure has come a long way!